Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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After-party alcohol recovery vacuum system

No more waste.
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The Morning After.

Lots of glasses part filled with beer, wine, cider, spirits ... all going to be thrown away.

It's a crying shame.

But not with the new BorgCo "After-party alcohol recovery vacuum system".

Collect all the drinks and tip everything together into the stainless steel pot. Push the start button and an oil-free pump starts, exhausting the air from the vessel. Vapour is drawn from evaporator into the actively-cooled condenser chamber. Heat from pump motor warms the evaporator vessel. The whole system is pressure/temperature controlled at -0.5 Bar, +40C in the evaporator (stirred), +10C in condenser.

When the controller bleeps, discard the sludge from the evaporator and wash it. Detach the condenser bottle and pour the alcohol into a container for storage, or maybe just drink it ....

8th of 7, Jun 07 2012

Prior art? http://www.kelleyba...aking-fine-spirits/
You’ll learn how to build a small but useful coffeepot still in a day [normzone, Jun 08 2012]

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       This is very inefficient.   

       At any decent party, the majority of the alcohol winds up in the partygoers, at least temporarily.   

       What's needed, therefore, is some means of keeping the partygoers themselves at +40°C and -0.5 Bar, until they have yielded up all of the alcohol that they would otherwise metabolize into dull carbon dioxide and water.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 07 2012
  

       Seems appropriately frugal to me. I suggest using "-0.5 Bar" as the name. Or "0.5 Bar" if you are an optimist. [+]
AusCan531, Jun 07 2012
  

       //discard the sludge   

       Owhhhh, but that's the best bit..
not_morrison_rm, Jun 10 2012
  

       I've previously had basically the same idea but for pub urinals.   

       You could sell it premium - after all, it's been filtered an extra time. It works for coffee beans.
Loris, Jun 10 2012
  

       Foster's Lager has Prior Art in that technology.
8th of 7, Jun 10 2012
  

       Madame Disappointment is your bedfellow once again, [bigs].
8th of 7, Jun 10 2012
  

       So 8 of 7 you selling a fancy still. Right? I like it.
dev45, Jun 14 2012
  
      
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